People throughout the U.S. are getting thigh lifts. It’s no coincidence that the procedure is becoming more and more popular. Consider a recent article for Real Self titled “Thigh Lift 101: Results, Cost and Recovery.”
According to the author of the article, “Thigh lift has been a buzzing topic in the RealSelf community as of late, so we want to provide you easy access to the basics, like how much it costs, what to expect and how long – really – will recovery take? The procedure has an average cost of $8,525, and received an 86% Worth It Rating, based on 19 reviews. For those who did find it worth it, the consensus was that a thigh lift is effective at eliminating excessive skin post-weight loss procedure. However, there are warnings given the potential for incision scars and uneven results. In response to a question about recovery time, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen, MD said: ‘2 weeks for the initial recovery (light activity OK) then 8-12 weeks for full recovery. The first two weeks are critical after thigh reduction surgery. During this time, it is important that swelling be kept to a minimum and incisions are allowed to fully heal.’ When asked about the difference between a thigh lift and liposuction, Dr. W Tracy Hankins, MD weighed in: ‘Normally, liposuction leads to more loose skin. However, there are several technologies now which can tighten skin, from Thermage, to laser liposuction to Velashape. If there is too much laxity, a thigh lift can still be the best alternative. Try to find a surgeon who is well versed and offers all of these technologies so you can choose the one that is truly best for your situation.’”
When it comes to thigh lifts, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, thighplasty takes about two hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. For the procedure, incisions can vary greatly, so a surgeon will consult with the patient to ensure incisions are made in the most effective manner for each particular case. The types of thighplasty procedures Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers include inner thigh lifts, bilateral thigh lifts, and medial thigh lifts.
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